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Turkey Sloppy Joe (Paleo, AIP)

  • Author: Michelle
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This turkey sloppy joe is an easy one-pan meal that’s paleo, AIP, and can be made Whole30-friendly! It’s made with ground turkey and is free of refined sugar.


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  • 1 cup nomato sauce for AIP/tomato sauce for non AIP
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar (omit for whole30)
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup carrot, diced
  • 1/2 cup baby bella mushrooms, diced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)


  1. Using a small bowl, stir together the tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, water, coconut aminos, and coconut sugar. Set aside.
  2. Using a large skillet, heat the avocado oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the onion, garlic, and carrots to the skillet and saute for 4-5 minutes or until the onion is slightly translucent. Add the mushrooms saute for 3-4 more minutes or until the carrot and mushrooms are tender. Set aside.
  4. Add the ground turkey to the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Use a wooden spoon to finely crumble until fully browned. Add the vegetables back to the skillet and stir to combine.
  5. Pour the sauce into the skillet and stir well to coat the vegetables and turkey in the sauce. Bring the sauce to a low simmer. Allow to simmer on low for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Serve with a baked sweet potato (or with a gluten-free bun if tolerated).


All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 272
  • Fat: 16g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.6g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Protein: 23.8g